2.9 miles/4.7 km/28 minutes by train
Osaka castle (Osaka-jo), is one of the major attraction of Osaka. Located in the Osaka castle park, it can be easily accessible form the JR station of the Osaka loop line, named Osakajokoen. The castle contains a museum displaying historical documents and observation deck on the 8th floor allows a panoramic view of Osaka.Website
The Osaka Shiki Theatre
0.3 miles/ 0.6 km/ 6 minutes’ walk
Located close to The Ritz-Carlton,Osaka at the 7th floor of the commercial complex HERBIS ENT. The Osaka Shiki Theatre is Shiki's new home theatre in the Western Japan area. The popular musical “Lion King” is running at Osaka Shiki Theatre presently.
Note: All Shiki productions are performed in Japanese.Website
The National Museum of Art
10 minutes by car
Housing modern art from Japan and globally, the museum strives to showcase how Japanese art has developed in close relation to the art of the world. Major exhibitions are held once a year, dealing with the international influence and exchange in contemporary art.
The Museum of Oriental Ceramics
5 minutes by car (15 minutes walk)
This stylish museum is in perfect harmony with the greenery of Nakanoshima Park. Over 2,700 items from China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam including works of art designated as national treasures and important cultural assets are housed here.
31 miles/50 km/1 hour by train
Travel to this ancient Japanese city known for the big Buddha statue, shrines, Deer Park and festivals. Tours in English are available from Osaka.
20 minutes by train
Journey to this international port city, also famous for the remarkably tender and delicious beef garnered from local Kobe or “Wagyu” cattle.
3 miles/5 km/15 minutes by car
Visit this 400-year old symbol of Osaka built by one of Japan’s greatest warlords.
31 miles/50 km/30 minutes by train
Visit this ancient capital of Japan known for historical sites such as temples, shrines, gardens, Maiko (young Geisha), and festivals. Tours in English are available from Osaka.